Washington police reported that an armed man was shot dead on Saturday after attempting to attack a local immigration and customs control (ICE) detention center.
The Seattle Times reported that the unidentified man outside the Northwest Detention Center appeared in Tacoma center with a rifle and flamethrower on both the facility and the propane tanks nearby, at one point a vehicle was set on fire ,
The officers responded to the incident at 4 am and called the man before shots were fired. It was not clear how many shots were fired or whether the man shot at the police.
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Police spokesman Loretta Cool said the officials are carrying no body cameras, but the area is covered by security cameras of the detention center. The four officials involved were transferred to administrative leave in accordance with the Department's guidelines. None of them got hurt.
ICE said in a statement that no employees were "injured or involved in this tragic incident".
The shootings took place hours after a rally outside the detention center to protest raids across the country against planned mass deportations. At the Tacoma facility, run by the Department of Homeland Security, migrants are detained pending deportation. The detention center also kept parents in search of immigration separated from their children. This is to prevent illegal immigration.
ANTI-ICE PROTESTS PULL DOWN AMERICAN FLAG, MEXICAN FLAG In an e-mail to The Associated Press it was alleged that unfounded allegations of how prisoners were treated in their facilities led to relocation and aggression dangerous environment for our employees whose safety is our top priority. Violence of any kind against our employees and our property will not be tolerated. We are grateful for the speed and courage of the Tacoma Police Department, which has prevented innocent human lives from being compromised. "
The GEO Group said the Tacoma detention center has state-of-the-art amenities with air-conditioning, recreational activities, a bed for each individual, and medical facilities available at all times.
Last year, a federal judge ruled that the state of Washington Sue to force the GEO Group to pay a minimum wage for the work of detainees in the detention center.
The planned raids come to me during a period of intense scrutiny regarding ICE and the treatment of migrants in detention centers The government's child separation policy was the subject of a controversial hearing in Congress on Friday, at which former ICE Director Tom Homan vehemently defended the prosecution despite being criticized by Democratic politicians.
"As a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, it is shocking It's shocking to see how those ever Leave the day the safety of their homes, put on a kevlar vest and put a gun on their hips and risk their own safety to defend this nation, be constantly attacked. While President Trump and others defended the immigration authorities, some Democrats demanded either Limit federal funding for ICE or abolish the agency immediately.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., For example, said Thursday that she and her colleagues continued to support the deflation of ICE. She and other undergraduate students, such as MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., tried to block the financing of ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in June and accused the authorities of "killing innocent children."
Fox Adam Shaw, Edmund DeMarche, Brie Stimson, and Danielle Wallace contributed to the report.
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